Category Archives: Writing & Research Tools

Endnote fail = New Year’s opportunity?

So EndNote X4, which has served me faithfully for many, many years, didn’t make it through the upgrade from Mountain Lion to El Capitan on the MacBook. So time to try out the new version of Endnote as well as … Continue reading

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Using Scrivener for academic writing

A really useful set of tips for beginning to use Scrivener for academic writing. I’m adding it to my Writing and Research Tools collection – which already has some Scrivener material in it. Bibliographic software integration still remains somewhat of … Continue reading

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The Omm of Scrivener

I use Scrivener to write with. I love most things about it, but there are a few things that I either don’t like or haven’t been able to figure out yet. This blog looks like it will be helpful for … Continue reading

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Starting project – blogging software

One of my tasks for getting the blog back up and going is to look at how software for the Mac, Windows and iOS has progressed over the past few years. I like using a client to write blog posts, … Continue reading

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EasyBib Bibliography Creator – Google Docs add-on

With more students using web-based/cloud-based software to write their work up in, this looks like a useful addition for Google Docs – See EasyBib Bibliography Creator – Google Docs add-on. PaperPile does something similar but it isn’t free, RefWorks (if … Continue reading

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Scrivener, EndNote and Word – Citing References

Quick, helpful list of instructions for combining the three writing tools. Scrivener, EndNote and Word – Citing References | having words.

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On dissertations and books

Some helpful advice on academic publishing for new academics. From Dissertation to Book – Manage Your Career – The Chronicle of Higher Education It’s a Dissertation, Not a Book – Advice – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Ten rules for writing fiction

I don’t write fiction, but tips on writing in general are always useful to accumulate. Here are a collection of tips from a bunch of people who have learnt them the hard way. Ten rules for writing fiction | Books … Continue reading

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Bean: An OS X Word Processor

To add to my mostly Mac OS X based list of writing tools – Bean: An OS X Word Processor. (Oh, and I think I left NeoOffice (based on OpenOffice) off the original list too.)

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Fernando on writing

A while back I wrote an increasingly long list of (predominantly Mac-based) writing tools – Greenflame · Thinking about writing tools. Fernando has recently written some more on than theme and on one of those tools (Scrivener), including some comments … Continue reading

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